Traveling for Independence Day

As the holiday weekend is winding down, many people are returning home today, July 7, 2013 from their holiday rendezvous, while some are just heading out.

The Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport says they saw a slight increase in travelers this holiday week, but all operations were normal.

Many people who took a road trip for the holiday said their travels were long, but easy.

Camping was one common answer the Pronews Seven team received when we asked travelers what they did for an Independence Day Vacation. People also said they hit the road to see family.

Colorado family, Kenneth and Kathleen Cobb said they left this weekend for their holiday journey, hoping to miss the Fourth of July traffic.

Fueling up at the Amarillo Travel Center, Kathleen said their trip has been great so far and they look forward to the rest of it.

The Cobb's have already visited several places around the Western United States.

"The weather got a little hot in Las Vegas, Nevada." said Kathleen "We met some really great people in Grand Canyon. A lot of the people were from overseas. You felt like you were at the United Nations hearing a lot of different languages being spoken, but everyone was really friendly."

Kenneth, a veteran said although it's fun to travel and have a good time, the holiday is really about our independence and being thankful for our troops.